East 52nd Avenue Feasibility Study: Brighton to Colorado Boulevard

This feasibility study evaluated the possibility of providing a continuous 52nd Avenue from Brighton Boulevard to Colorado Boulevard, improvements to the Brighton Boulevard underpass at the intersection with York Street, and improved connectivity to the National Western Center (NWC) transit station.

The Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood Plan (2015) provided a framework for potential improvements to 52nd Avenue. The Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) conducted this study as the next step in evaluating the feasibility, identifying the community’s priorities related to the corridor, and developing a phasing plan for implementation in alignment with those priorities.

Study Goals

DOTI has conducted this feasibility study to evaluate the possibility of providing a continuous 52nd Avenue from Brighton Boulevard to Colorado Boulevard.  Using input from the community and local stakeholders, the study developed and evaluated equitable and feasible transportation improvements such as:

  • Improved multimodal connectivity along 52nd Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and Brighton Boulevard
  • New pedestrian and bicycle connections to the NWC transit station from 48th Avenue or 49th Avenue
  • Improvements to the underpass beneath the BNSF railroad at York Street and Brighton Boulevard 
  • Sidewalks, bike facilities, intersection safety, and modification of existing bus stops along the corridor 

Read The Report(PDF, 18MB)

Study Map

East 52nd Avenue Feasibility Study Map - Brighton to Colorado Blvd

Project Schedule

52nd Avenue Feasibility Study project schedule - Brighton to Colorado Blvd